U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council, co-founded by Mike Italiano, David Gottfried and Rick Fedrizzi in 1993, is a private 5013, membership-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a garden themed family theme park in Gilroy, California, United States. The park has 22 rides and five attractions. It is also home of the Circus Trees, created by Axel Erlandson. The park was designed and built by Michael Bonfante. It originally opened in July 2001.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a non-profit environmental science education organization with four locations in the Roaring Fork Valley: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Spring Creek. ACES Educators and Naturalists make more than 120,000 educational contacts each year, connecting people with nature in a meaningful way and creating a community of ecologically literate citizens. Programs include: environmental science education in schools and in the field, guided hikes and tours, field classes, kids camps, free lectures, community events, and more in the areas of ecological literacy, sustainable agriculture, forest health, and ecosystem restoration. ACES also partners with land trusts, public agencies, government entities, and other non-profits to steward our regional landscape.
Established in 1994, NatureServe is a conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems. We not only collect and manage detailed local information on plants, animals, and ecosystems, but develop information products, data management tools, and conservation services to help meet local, national, and global conservation needs. The objective scientific information about species and ecosystems developed by NatureServe is used by all sectors of society to make informed decisions about managing our natural resources.
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships and consensus to protect and to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue, on the North Side of Richmond, Virginia. It includes the Lakeside Wheel Club built by Lewis Ginter and expanded and remodeled into Bloemendaal by his niece Grace Arents.
Conservation Lands Foundation
As the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to protecting the National Conservation Lands, our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.
Piedmont Environmental Council
The Piedmont Environmental Council is a Virginia-based non-profit organization headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia, United States. PEC's mission is to promote and protect the Virginia Piedmont's rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty.
Soar is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing adventure based programs and experiential education services to individuals and families dealing with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders and experiential education services and adventure based wilderness programs to school-aged youth. Soar embraces a commitment to service that is evident in the professional and community involvment of its staff members.
Blue Ridge Conservancy
Since its founding in 1997, Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) has permanently protected over 21,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties in North Carolina. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC's efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. BRC continues to help Elk Knob State Park and Grandfather Mountain State Park expand their borders and led the way in establishing a 2,900-acre State Game Land preserve on Pond Mountain in Ashe County. BRC is also working to construct the Middle Fork Greenway, which will connect the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock via a 6.5-mile paved path for walking, jogging and cycling. BRC's mission is to partner with landowners and local communities to permanently protect natural resources with agricultural, cultural, recreational, ecological and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.